Friday, September 14, 2012

NEWS Freebie - Nellie the Elephant

It's about time I start to offer some freebies and a few give-aways to my Followers!  With school back in full force, kids and me included, I just barely have enough time to create and post - I hardly get a change to spread some blog love via comments anymore.  :(  If only I had a secretary who could take notes and do all the busy work for me, but alas... that's just not written in the stars today.  LOL  Anyway, this gives me a chance to say Thank You in a more meaningful way and the best part is you might get a little more out of it.  :D  So with out further adieu ... let's get started!!!

Welcome to the ForgottenScraps NEWS Giveaways!!!

Today I'm starting off with a freebie image of Nellie the Elephant!  She's an adorable cuddly elephant that is ready to pack her truck and melt your heart away.  This freebie can also be used in any Little Miss Muffet Challenge and qualifies as an "Anything Goes" entry!!  Let's see how cute you can color her!

As a huge thank you to my Followers, I'm going to regularly post freebies, blog candies and give-aways right here on this blog!!  I don't know exactly when the next NEWS will be posted so your time limit will be variable and between posts.  For example, on this offer here, you will have until I randomly post the next offer.  So what do you have to do to take advantage of these offers??  All you have to do is ...

Note: This offer has expired.  
You can click HERE to see the most recent News.

1. Be a Follower of this blog 
2. Leave a comment below
3. Email me with "Freebie" in the subject

If you would like to post the NEWS Badge on your sidebar then that is optional, however, it is a great tool to be notified of the next freebie.  Sounds impossible?  Na, it's simple and similar to the way I do the Little Miss Muffet NEWS Badge which has worked great!  (P.S. There's freebie opportunities over there too so be sure to add that badge while you're at it.)  Here is the code and details on this badge...

NOTE: This is important ... make sure you use the code above when grabbing the blinkie as it's the only way it will be will update automatically. Once it's on your blog, the blinkie will change when I post another offer and you'll get to see the latest news right from your sidebar!  It's a great way to get alerted whenever there is another freebie, blog candy or giveaway posted!!  :D

For freebies, I'll email out the image in a couple days and it will be in a PNG format.  For blog candies and give-aways, winners will be randomly selected and announced in the next NEWS post.  Then you can send me your mailing address and I'll ship out your goodies as soon as possible.

I think that about sums it up and thank you for stopping by!  *Hugs

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Hills of Mooradale

Oh, how I so wish I had a card for you today but unfortunately I ran out of time.  However, I don't want you to miss out on the awesome new release over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today which include all of these adorable creatures by Simply Sophia...

From the Hills of Mooradale

Hills of Mooradale - Lightning and SilverstarHills of Mooradale - Boon and JittersHills of Mooradale - FirefootHills of Mooradale - Nightwind
Hills of Mooradale - ScoutHills of Mooradale - Sid and NebulaHills of Mooradale - Roamer

I'll work on a card and get something posted but in the meantime you're going to want to visit the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and see all the fabulous creations by the design team!!

Monday, September 10, 2012


I have another tutorial posted over at Make it Crafty Blog today and this one was in request by Alyce who wanted to see how I had colored my last night time sky.  I've merged Ashlyn and Hollywood Sign together from Make it Crafty and came up with a little scene to work on.

All sorts of crazy ideas were going through my demented mind as I was coloring this image and trying to think of the true meaning behind it.  I was originally going for a glamorous model with the Hollywood Sign which would represent movies and fame but after reading about the history of the sign, I couldn't keep my mind from wandering.  LOL 

I could have colored the hair blond then I could have made some reference to Holli Would from Cool World.  Maybe it's a tribute to Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, since he donate over $127,700 dollars to preserve the sign.  Perhaps if I had drawn a little body underneath the 'H' then it could be a tribute to the Broadway actress Peg Entwistle who committed suicide - morbid, I know.  Oh, I know - maybe this is a later version of "SUSAN" from Monsters vs Aliens after she grows her hair out for a photo shoot!  He he he

Anyway, I hope you get a chance to see the tutorial over on the MiC blog and that it helps a little.  Both images are a fun to color and an odd combination, I know.  Thanks for coming by!

Flower Girl

Happy Monday everyone!  I have a quick project to share as I have a ton of emails waiting for me that I should be getting to.  You know how it goes - it's just one of those weeks where everything should have been done yesterday but it doesn't look like you'll get around to it until tomorrow.  Humph.  Anyway, lucky for you, I still have over a dozen projects saved in draft mode and I'll be able to keep you inspired as I get through this.

For this project I used Flower Girl from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which is one of the images from Pollycraft.  This little girl is so cute and reminds me of my own girls - they love wearing hats and dresses!!  I'm surprised at how girlie they can be yet occasionally they'll get really tom boyish too.  So I guess that's a good thing.  :D

I was able to use a few new diecuts (well, they were new when I used them) from Memory Box although I think I might have to get one of those metal cutting pads for my Cuttlebug as they just didn't cut as well as I thought.  The butterfly did ok the second time through but the three had to go through three or four times and still didn't get it all.  I even used a few extra sheets of paper between the layers to press it down more.  Not sure if I need to switch out my cutting pad or not but that might be worth a try.

That's about it for today.  I have some new images planned for this Thursday over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps that you don't want to miss out on so be sure to mark your calendars.  :D

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Aussie Outback Sheila

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!  My area has finally had a little bit of weather change - yesterday we had record highs with the heat index all the way up to 108 degrees - yikes!!  So it was refreshing to wake up this morning to a nice cool breeze which felt like autumn kicking in.  :D  I love autumn and spring - they're my favorites.  :D

This is a project I've actually had sitting on my desk accumulating supplies for a couple months - it all started back with Zoe was releasing the Australian elements!  Oh my, wasn't that back in February or March!!  Anyway, I had the bird all colored then a month a later I found the Australian diecut at the scrapbook store.  Then after that I set aside my last few scraps of this paper because it matched and so on... each month something was added but I just couldn't figure out how to put it all together.

The images I used are all from Make it Crafty and include: Aussie Outback Sheila, Enchidna and Kookaburra.  I also used some chippies in the mix too.   So I'm not sure how it turned out - maybe a bit too busy.  But it's finished!!  That's the main point.  :D   Hope you like something about it.  He he he